commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (akcepti) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

Except (akcepti) - Except Oveget, I will not attend her cultural function.

Access (aliro) - The class caption has free access to the Headmaster.

Excess (eksceso) - Excess of everything is bad.

Adapt (adaptiĝi) -He adapted himself to the new school.

Adept (adepto) - He is adept in Nazrul song.

Adopt (adopti) - Don't adopt unfair means in the examination.

Advice (konsilo) - Last night My father gave me a good advice.

Advise (konsilos) - My all well wishers advised me to go through a book.

Affect (influas) - Excess labor must affect your body.

Effect (efiko) - The effects of war are not good.

Ascent (supreniro) - The ascent to the mountain is not a easy task.

Assent (konsenton) - I need your assent regarding this matter.

Admit (agnoskas) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (konfesi) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (toksomaniulo) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (sindona) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.

Assay (analizo) - Plabon always assays to help others.

Essay (eseo) - I am writing an essay on discipline.

Altar (altaro) - The goat was sacrificed on the altar.

Alter (ŝanĝi) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


Bag (sako) - Hafez has a wonderful laptop bag.

Beg (petegi) - The older man is begging from door to door.

Bad (malbona) - Never try to mingle with the bad boys.

Bed (lito) - I must go to the bed as I feel sleepy.

Bat (batilo) - Bats do not lay eggs.

Bet (veto) - I bet, You will lose the match.

Beat (batis) - They will beat the thief.

Bit (iom) - Mukul ate every bit of his cake.

Berth (ĉampionecolokon) - Poor people can not reserve a berth in the train.

Birth (naskiĝo) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.

Beside (apud) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (krom) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.


Calendar (kalendaro) - I gave him a calendar of 2014.

Calender (calandra) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (kontrolu) - Check your temper.

Cheque (kontrolu) - I gave him a cheque of TK. 500.

Cite (citas iujn) - Cite an example.

Site (ejo) - This is the new site of our school.

Sight (vido) - Her eye-sight is defective.

Coarse (kruda) - She can not eat coarse rice.

Course (kompreneble) - The ship has changed his course.

Corps (korpuso) - A corps of soldiers was sent to the flood affected area.

Corpse (kadavro) - A corpse is lying by the road.

Childish (infaneca) - I don't like your childish manners.

Childlike (infanaj) - He is liked by everybody for his childlike simplicity.

Council (konsilio) - Ramih is the new chairman of the Union council.

Counsel (konsiloj) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (pura) - The room is clean.

Clear (klara) - The water is clear.

Custom (kutimo) - The custom is no longer in vogue.

Costume (kostumo) - You should not wear fancy costume.

Coma (komo) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (komo) - Put a comma (.) after the verb.

Canon (kanonon) - A society has its own canons.

Cannon (kanono) - The soldiers use cannons in the battle field.


Dear (kara) - My father is dear to me.

Deer (cervoj) - There are many deer in the Sundarbans.

Drown (dronigi) - The boy was drowned in the river.

Sink (profundiĝi) - The boat sank in the river.

Disease (malsano) - He is suffering from skin disease.

Decease (foriro,) - Do you know the time of your decease ?.

Dairy (laktejo) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

Diary (taglibro) - It is good to keep a diary.

Die (morti) - He died of fever.

Dye (tinkturo) - The cloth is dyed in fast colour.

Discover (malkovri) - Columbus discovered America fever.

Invent (inventi) - Charle's Babbage invented the computer.

Deny (nei) - Simu denied all charges against her.

Refuse (rifuzi) - The servant refused to obey his orders.

Draft (malneto) - Make a draft of the petition.

Draught (malneto) - He drank the water of the glass at one draught.

Drought (sekeco) - Drought destroyed the crops.


Eligible (elektebla) - He is not eligible for the post.

Illegible (nelegebla) - Your handwriting is illegible.

Eminent (eminentaj) - Dr. Haque is an eminent scholar.

Imminent (baldaŭa) - I saved him from an imminent danger.

Expect (atendas) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (esperas) - I hope you are well today.


Far (malproksime) - The market is not far from the village.

Fur (felon) - The cat has soft fur all over it's body.

Fair (justan) - She is a fair girl.

Fare (vojagxo) - What is the bus fair from Dhaka to Sirajgonj?

Farm (bienon) - There is an agricultural farm at Gazipur.

Firm (firman) - He is a firm in his ideas.

Flower (floro) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (faruno) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (pli malproksime) - They will go farther than expected.

Further (plia) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.

Fast (rapida) - The horse runs fast.

First (unua) - Faridul is the first boy.

Flash (fulmo) - I saw a flash of lightning in the sky.

Flesh (karnon) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


Gaol (malliberejo) - The thief was sent to the gaol.

Goal (celon) - What is the goal of your life?


Hear (auxdas) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (aŭskulti) - Listen to what i say.

Human (homa) - To err is human.

Humane (humana) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (malfacila) - He works hard.

Herd (grego) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.

Hail (hajlo) - The captain was hailed by all.

Hale (sana) - I am quite hale and hearty.

Honorary (honoran) - He is the honorary member of our club.

Honourable (honora) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historia) - This is a historic Place.

Historical (historia) - Because of historical fact English is spoken all over the world.


Industrious (laborema) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (industriaj) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


Jealous (ĵaluza) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


Later (poste) - He reached later than all others.

Latter (lasta) - Karim and Rahim are two brothers; The former is a doctor and latteris a teacher.

Last (lastaj) - Nasir is the last boy in the class.

Latest (lastan) - This is the latest design of the car.

Leave (lasi) - Nasir is leaving the hotel today.

Live (vivi) - We live in the village.

Lovable (aminda) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (Amindaj) - Her appearance is very lovely.

Lose (perdi) - They may lose the match today.

Loose (loose) - Oveget has put on a loose shirt.


Meat (viando) - We get meat from cow.

Meet (kunvenas) - I intend to meet him tomorrow.

Main (ĉefa) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (kolharoj) - The lioness has no mane.

Moral (moralaj) - He bears a good moral character.

Morale (moralo) - They may win as their morale is very high.



Official (oficiala) - It is an official matter.

Officious (helpemaj) - He is officious by nature.

Ordinance (preskribo) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

Ordnance (provizaĵoj) - There is an ordnance factory at Gazipur.


Pan (kaserolon) - She is making the omelet with a pan.

Pen (plumo) - Pen is mighter than sword.

Pat (pat) - The teacher is patting the child on the shoulder.

Pet (dorlotbesto) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (paco) - We want peace.

Piece (peco) - I want a piece of paper.

Paper (papero) - We write on paper.

Pepper (pipro) - Don't take much pepper with curry.

Person (persono) - Samiur Rahman is an honest person.

Parson (pastro) - We went to a parson to take moral ideas.

Populous (multenombra) - Dhaka is a populous city.

Popular (popularaj) - Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was a popular leader.

Pair (paro) - I shall buy a pair of red shoes.

Pare (pritrancxu) - Pare the nails as they look ugly.

Patrol (patrolo) - The policeman are patrolling the city streets.

Petrol (benzino) - We use petrol in the motorcars.

Personal (persona) - Don't read my personal diary.

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

Physic (physic) - Nature is a better physic than any other medicine.

Physique (fizikisto) - He has a good physique.

Pity (domaĝe) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (pieco) - He is respected for his piety.

Practice (praktiko) - You need constant practice to write a better hand.

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (preĝu) - We should pray to allah.

Prey (predo) - The tiger is a beast of prey.


Quiet (trankvila) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (tute) - I am quite happy today.


Refuge (rifuĝon) - Many people seek refuge in highlands during flood.

Refuse (rifuzi) - He refused to hear me.

Register (registri) - Your name has been struck off the register.

Registrar (registristo) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.

Role (rolon) - In the drama He played the role of hero.

Roll (rulo) - What is your roll number?



Seat (seĝo) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sidiĝi) - Please sit down.

See (vidu) - I see a bird in the nest.

Sea (maro) - The Bay of Bengal is a sea.

Sweat (ŝvito) - He earns by the sweat of his brow.

Sweet (dolĉa) - These mangoes are very sweet.

Sale (vendo) - I have kept my freeze for sale.

Sell (vendu) - He is selling his products.

Soul (animo) - The soul never dies.

Sole (sola) - He is the sole owner of this company.

Staff (stabo) - All members of the office staff were present in the meeting.

Stuff (aĵoj) - It is made of soft stuff.

Story (rakonto) - Please tell me a very funny story.

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

Sometime (iam) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (kelkfoje) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (senmova) - The sun is stationary.

Stationery (papervendejo) - I am going to a stationery shop to buy a pencil.

Ship (ŝipo) - Rana went to America by ship.

Sheep (ŝafo) - Many sheep are grazing in the field.

Social (sociaj) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (societema) - He ia a sociable man.


Tale (rakonto) - It was a tale of adventure.

Tell (rakonti) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (vosto) - A tiger has a long tail.

Test (testo) - He sat for the admission test.

Taste (ĝusto) - Honey tastes sweet.



Urban (urba) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (Urbanon) - His urbane manners pleased us.


Vain (vana) - Your all attempts will go in vain.

Vein (vejnon) - Blood flows through the vein to the heart.


Wander (vagi) - He wandered here and there for the whole day.

Wonder (scivolas) - Computer is one of the wonders of modern science.

Weak (malforta) - He is very weak.

Week (semajno) - I shall visit trade fair on next week.

Wick (meĉo) - The wick of the candle has been completely burnt.

Wear (surhavas) - He always wear hat.

Wire (drato) - This is an electric wire.

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